The more things change, the more they stay the same with the afternoon talent exchange for the 13th Jazz Showcase! Once again, from 7 to 9 February nine young bands will be on show on two great venues at Müpa Budapest, Banner Square and the Atrium. The most exciting and extraordinary group will be chosen by an international jury of illustrious personalities to win the chance to further display their talents both at Müpa Budapest and beyond.
This year, however, the exchange will kick off at 3 pm each day. This is to allow time for a discussion between members of the bands and a popular media personality before the concert. Spectators will have the chance to get to know the young musicians beyond the information in Müpa's printed guide, as they tell us in their own words what inspired them to make the unusual decision of embarking on a career as a jazz musician. The speeches won't get in the way of the music, however: every ban...d will perform a one-hour concert. Once again we will enjoy boundary pushing electronic experimentalist groups such as SHINTERZ or the Ákos Fekecs Project, instrumentalist bands capable of applying modern solutions to shape traditional music styles in their own image with Balázs Rodek Trio, the Patrik Sebestyén Sextet and the Szalóky Group, and vocal-centred groups from a wide range of backgrounds like Perpetuum, the Eszter Hász Quintet, the Rebeka Nagy-Babos Quartet and the Lacika Bari Trio. Jazz lovers will enjoy attending the shows not only because of the free performances that give offer a vision of the future of the Hungarian jazz scene, but also because they will have the chance to vote for their favourite band.
This event is presented in association with the Hungarian Jazz Federation, the Zemplén Festival and the ELTE Jazz Studies Research Group.
After studying in New York, Balázs Szalóky used his time spent there as inspiration for creating the Szalóky Group in September of 2018. His companions are all dedicated young jazz musicians, who respect jazz traditions while also seeking out cutting-edge and exciting stylistic solutions and adapting their repertoire accordingly. Despite their young age, they like to create concerts with stories related to a particular artist or style (Who Is Duke Ellington and The Emergence Of Bebop, for example), and do their best to educate as well as entertain their audiences. Their shows also contain more and more of their own material.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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